[ sis-kuh-wet ]
/ ˈsɪs kəˌwɛt /


a variety of lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush siscowet, inhabiting the deeper waters of Lake Superior.

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Origin of siscowet

1840–50, Americanism; shortening of Ojibwa pe·mite·wiskawe·t fish with oily flesh (derivative of pimite·w- oil + -iskawe· (of fish) to have flesh (of the specified type), or derivative of another word with the same final element) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019